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Harry Potter kills Voldemort, solves racism

Harry Potter kills Voldemort, solves racism

WASHINGTON, July 31 (UPI) --New research suggests those who read Harry Potter books and identify with Harry are more likely to empathize with immigrants, homosexuals and refugees.
Brooks Hays
Fisherman catches alligator in Missouri pond

Fisherman catches alligator in Missouri pond

ST. CHARLES, Md., July 31 (UPI) --A man in St. Charles, Missouri, hooked a baby alligator while fishing a local pond this week. It measured just over 18 inches long.
Brooks Hays
Thousands of velellas wash up on the shores of San Francisco

Thousands of velellas wash up on the shores of San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO, July 31 (UPI) --Thousands of jellyfish-like blobs called velellas have sailed onto the beaches surrounding San Francisco.
Brooks Hays
Infant Earth was peppered by asteroids for 500 million years

Infant Earth was peppered by asteroids for 500 million years

BOULDER, Colo., July 31 (UPI) --Scientists say early Earth would have been inhabitable, but it would have been a terrible place to live -- amid magma and incessant asteroid collisions.
Brooks Hays
Deep-sea octopus guards eggs longer than any other animal

Deep-sea octopus guards eggs longer than any other animal

MONTEREY, Calif., July 30 (UPI) --Scientists have discovered a deep-sea octopus that sits atop her eggs for 4.5 years -- a record among all animals.
Brooks Hays
The moon is (kind of) flat, and scientists know why

The moon is (kind of) flat, and scientists know why

SANTA CRUZ, Calif., July 30 (UPI) --Researchers at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) say that tidal forces early in the moon's formational history account for its odd appearance.
Brooks Hays
Ancient cricket found in neglected primeval amber

Ancient cricket found in neglected primeval amber

CHAMPAIGN, Ill., July 30 (UPI) --An ancient cricket has been discovered in a piece of hardened amber -- an artifact that spent some 50 years in a storage closet, mostly ignored.
Brooks Hays
Man creates ice cream that changes color when licked

Man creates ice cream that changes color when licked

CALELLA DE MAR, Spain, July 30 (UPI) --An ice cream store owner in Spain has invented "Xamaleon" ice cream that changes colors when licked.
Brooks Hays
A daily five-minute run could save your life

A daily five-minute run could save your life

AMES, Iowa, July 30 (UPI) --According to a new study by researchers at Iowa State University, running just five to ten minutes a day can significantly reduce the chance of heart attack.
Brooks Hays
Extinction threatens all eight pangolin species

Extinction threatens all eight pangolin species

HANOI, Vietnam, July 30 (UPI) --There are eight species of pangolin, and all eight are threatened by extinction, as they continue to be poached to death in Africa and Asia.
Brooks Hays
Study: facial features predict first impressions

Study: facial features predict first impressions

YORK, England, July 30 (UPI) --According to a new study, before even a word is spoken, first impressions are influenced by the shape and features of a person's face.
Brooks Hays
Two more giant holes found in Siberia

Two more giant holes found in Siberia

SALEKHARD, Russia, July 29 (UPI) --Just two weeks after footage of a mysterious crater in Russia's northern Yamal peninsula went viral, two more massive holes have been discovered in Siberia.
Brooks Hays
Worldwide water shortage by 2040, new studies suggest

Worldwide water shortage by 2040, new studies suggest

AARHUS, Denmark, July 29 (UPI) --Studies suggest a worldwide water shortage is just 25 years away, and at least 30 to 40 percent of the globe will be struggling to meet supply demands by 2020.
Brooks Hays
Brazilian Air Force orders more C295 aircraft

Brazilian Air Force orders more C295 aircraft

TOULOUSE, France, July 29 (UPI) --Airbus Defense and Space receives order from the Brazilian Air Force.
Richard Tomkins
Study: Deepwater Horizon spill 'deeper and wider' than thought

Study: Deepwater Horizon spill 'deeper and wider' than thought

STATE COLLEGE, Pa., July 29 (UPI) --Researchers are gathering a greater understanding of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill's footprint, and it's "deeper and wider" than they originally thought.
Brooks Hays
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